Cobblers win boosts King’s job prospects

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Bottom side Northampton boosted their hopes of beating the drop in Sky Bet League Two with a 2-1 win at promotion hopefuls Newport.

Hallam Hope put the visitors ahead before Harry Worley headed in an equaliser for County.

But Darren Carter bagged the winner two minutes into the second half.

Andy King, Northampton’s caretaker manager, said: “I’ve proved I’m a manager. I always knew I am a manager, but I didn’t shout it from the rooftops because there was no point because no-one was listening. There have been no discussions at the moment, I haven’t thought about it too much.

“I know they have probably spoken to other people, but all I can do is try and get Northampton to win football matches.

“I’ve made their choice harder, but if they go with someone else I have made their job a little bit easier because now there is a real chance of us getting out of this position.

“We have been on a really bad run, but I thought they earned that win.

“If we had got a lucky result I would say so, but we created a lot of chances and probably could have had a couple more.”

Torquay, who sacked manager Alan Knill in midweek, remain in the relegation zone with Northampton after a 1-1 draw with Morecambe.

Aaron Downes put the Gulls ahead but Robbie Threlfall earned the visitors a share of the spoils.

AFC Wimbledon claimed a first win in eight league games with a comfortable 3-0 success at Wycombe.

Debutant Charlie Wyke and Sammy Moore put the visitors 2-0 up before Wanderers had Anthony Stewart sent off for bringing down Kevin Saint-Luce in the box.

Jack Midson scored from the resulting penalty although Wimbledon also ended with 10 men as Jim Fenlon was dismissed.

York were 3-1 winners over Dagenham while Mansfield beat Exeter.